Two extra stations could be built at the Old Oak Common site after Transport for London (TfL) announced a new consultation.
In 2026 a £70M new station will open at Old Oak Common, the only place to have an interchange between High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail, which will be known as the Elizabeth Line.
Now TfL has opened a consultation on plans for two London Overground stations at the site, which would improve local connections to the major rail interchange.
The first would be Hythe Road station, set about 700m from the HS2 and Elizabeth Line station. It would include a new station and railway viaduct with the removal of an existing embankment.
A second, Old Oak Common Lane station, would be 350m to the west of the station. Under the plans there would be a new station with an elevated ticket hall and concourse, which would include potential for a bridge.
Both have been co-financed by the European Commission and are designed by Fereday Pollard Architects on behalf of Arcadis.
“These two potential new London Overground stations would improve connectivity to HS2 and support the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal,” said TfL director for city planning Alex Williams.
“Delivering these would further build on the regeneration benefits of HS2 and the Elizabeth line and would help support new homes, jobs and opportunities for thousands of Londoners.”
Meanwhile TfL has successfully tested a new signalling system on four London Underground lines, which will increase capacity across the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines by 33%.
Upgrades by Thales to the current signalling system will allow an increase in the number of trains can run per hour. Signalling on the Victoria Line has recently undergone major improvements.